Eight investment themes that guide our process

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Successful investing requires planning for the future, rather than reacting to the latest headlines. As sub-adviser to the BNY Mellon Small/Mid Cap Growth Fund, Mellon employs thematic research to guide our investment process and help us stay ahead of rapidly changing markets.

In managing the Fund, which offers diversified exposure to both small- and mid-cap growth stocks, our experienced team seeks to invest in high quality companies that we believe have the ability to generate attractive long-term growth with reasonable levels of risk.

At Mellon, we remain constructive on equities despite the continued economic uncertainty. We are looking ahead to identify areas of growth and new opportunities for companies to succeed, even in a potential economic downturn.

Our current themes include:

Our research incorporates these eight themes to identify companies that we believe are poised to successfully displace today’s corporate giants. To view the full report, click here.

To learn more about how the pandemic has transformed business models and moved the Fund’s investment theme of Data and the Digital Economy to the forefront, click here.

The BNY Mellon Small/Mid Cap Growth Fund enables investors to pursue the growth potential of both small-cap and mid-cap stocks in one comprehensive portfolio. The Fund seeks to deliver attractive long-term growth with reasonable levels of risk. To learn more about the Fund, click here.

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